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Certain parts of the formula are updated each year. These are:

  • living allowances
  • child expenditure
  • minimum rate
  • inflation factor.

You can see the amounts for this year and previous years below. Child expenditure amounts are in separate tables.

Child support expenditure tables

1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022

Part of formula to be updated Updated rate
Living allowance $22,459
Living allowance if receiving supported living payments $25,442
Minimum rate of child support (annually) $967
Inflation factor 1.4%

1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

Part of formula to be updated Updated rate
Living allowance $20,223
Living allowance if receiving supported living payments $23,117
Minimum rate of child support (annually) $954
Inflation factor 1.9%